Exhibition Documentation 1946—1949

Here you will find an overview of exhibitions that took place in the nearly undamaged former "House of German Art" as of 1946. The exhibition "The Youth Book", which presented more than 4,000 children's books from 14 countries, was the first international event staged by the institution after the war. This was followed by other exhibitions like "Der Blaue Reiter" [The Blue Rider], which included works by formerly banned artists like Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, and others. The conscious "denazification" of the building, which now carried the neutral name "Haus der Kunst" [House of Art], had thus begun.

EXHIBITION

Bavarian Paintings from the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

17.01.1946 — summer of 1946

Shortly after the war and the destruction of the Munich Pinakothek, it was appropriate to again make its outstanding collection available to the public. More

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Export Trade Show

26.05.1946 — 31.12.1948

For Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs Ludwig Erhard, the exhibition – staged shortly after Germany's war-induced collapse – was intended to demonstrate the Bavarian people's diligence, artisanal skill, and industrial know-how.More

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International Children's and Young Adult Book Exhibition

June 1946 —  August 1946

On the initiative of the American military government, the International Children's and Young Adult Book Exhibition took place in Haus der Kunst shortly after the war, and was the institution's first major postwar cultural event. More

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Modern French painting

End of 1946 — March 1947

Two years after World War II, the exhibition "Modern French Painting", organized by the French Ministry of Culture and staged in Haus der Kunst, gave the Germans the opportunity to renounce their resentment against the former enemy, which Hitler had encouraged. More

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Paintings of the new masters from the Neue Pinakothek and the Neue Staatsgalerie in Munich

Fall of 1947 — Beginning of 1948

EXHIBITION

Georges Braque

June 1948 — 28.11.1948

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Masterpieces from the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum in Berlin

13.06.1948 — 15.08.1948

During the war, elaborate security measures were taken to protect the artworks from the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum in Berlin (today the Bode Museum).More

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French tapestries

Mid 1949 —  End of 1949

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Contemporary Swiss painters

Mid 1949 —  End of 1949

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Masterpieces of the Bern Art Museum

September 1949 — October 1949

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The Blue Rider in Munich and the art of the 20th century

September 1949 —  October 1949

Just a few years after the end of World War I, with the exhibition "Der Blaue Reiter", Haus der Kunst shifted its attention to an art movement that had once constituted a substantial part of the European avant garde, but was later denounced as "degenerate."More

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